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Old 05-30-2013, 05:22 PM
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Thanks, but got the skinny on one already. I appreciate the offer!
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:07 PM
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looking good man!! I have steel for sliders if you need it. Too much in the pile so it'd be nice to use it. Lemme Know. tube, square stock, and flat.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:51 PM
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Thanks man, I may have to give a holler about that steel!
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:49 PM
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Got another day and a few hours to work this weekend (the Mustang is waiting on parts).

Here is a crappy shot of the frame mounts. Not sure why I couldn't get it to focus?



This is where I started (essentially where I got last time). Plus you can see a few shots of my old mans Taco with the 4WC







I finished up late last night, so I didn't get final pictures, but you can see most of the progress here. Since these pics, I have plated the bottom, and changed the area around the hitch a bit, as well as smoothed some welds out (got a new belt sander, but its still very slow going).





I have to give credit to Scotty at Addicted for the inspiration for the side pieces. They are getting plated over, but the plate and tube design he came up with is strong, and one of the easiest ways to do the curved section of the bumper. Its always important to cite references for material that isn't your own
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:12 PM
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Looks good, when are you going to take it off some sweet jumps?
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:30 PM
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As soon as I get some pegs and shocks
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Looking GOOD Isaac. Tell your Pops I am first in line if he lets the Taco/4WC go. There could be a nice FJ40 trade.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:06 PM
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LOL. He's got it pretty tricked out.

I did up his taco for him: OME front and rear with load packs for the camper, SC, ARB bull bar with an M8000 up front, I built the rear bumper. It came locked rear, and he is getting an ARB put in the front, and considering a doubler for it, to keep things slower for the rougher roads with the camper.

Plus, he went whole hog on the 4wc. Solar panels on the roof to charge the batteries, dual batt, (so he has 3 now), fridge runs on batteries or propane, propane heat and stove, winter package (extra insulation that attaches in when you want it for the pop up walls, hot water set up with a shower attachment for the outside, plus yakima bars for a canoe.

We hunted in it last year, and it was NICE, but cramped. The heated cabin was awesome, and nothing beats a warm place to cook, wash dishes, and eat.

Hes pretty tickled with it, which is to say, I think the FJ40 would need some friends to sweeten the deal (lots of friends, Named benjamin perhaps) .

Actually, you might want this when the kids are grown, but it is NOT a family friendly set up. 2 people is CROWDED. It works, but its really set up for 2, and no more. At least not the models that fit in a Taco. If you got a 1 ton dodge with the Mega cab, you could probably fit the family in the truck and in the camper. In an extra cab taco, 2 people is about it.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:55 AM
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Making more progress. Took time to go out camping on Fathers day and had some Mustang work to do, but I've moved down to a shop in C City so I'm able to work after work some nights, and on weekends too.

Here is last week and Sunday's progress.







It sticks out a hair farther on the sides than I'd like, but its not horrible. Nice and even side to side, so that works for me. I'll just have to add a cap to the top of the wings.





Sorta can kind of see how the bottom is capped.



Still a lot of finish work to do. I'm honestly considering fiberglass on the outside of the wings. It takes a TON of wire and gas to fill the gaps and sides in so everything is smooth and pretty. Not sure its worth it. That would eliminate powder coating, so I'm not totally sold, so we'll see.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:34 PM
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It's finishing up nicely! It's hard to see the issues you are dealing with from the pictures - maybe a break will do you some good to assess the finishing touches you need?
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